Air France Flight 447
Air France Flight 447 was a scheduled commercial flight from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to Paris, France. The aircraft used was an Airbus A330 jet. 216 passengers and 12 crew members were on board, for a total of 228 people board. On June 1, 2009, the A330 crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, three hours and 30 minutes into the flight, killing all 228 people on board. Wreckage and bodies were recovered from the crash site a few weeks later. The flight data recorders, or black boxes, were recovered in 2011. Air France Flight 447 is currently the deadliest plane crash Air France's history and the deadliest plane crash in world aviation history since the crash of American Airlines Flight 587, which occurred on November 12, 2001.
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